Samarth knows he has cancer but remains positiveSamarth was first diagnosed with cancer just before Christmas in 2012. He was only 6-years-old then and had never heard of the word before. But now, Samarth understands the implications of cancer. The tech-savvy child that he is, he decided to Google the word when they found out that his blood cancer had relapsed in July this year. What he found were many articles on cancer and the treatment he requires, but it didn’t deter his spirit.
“He’s always talking or reading about the latest software available in computers and mobile phones. He’s very interested in all this, and this generation knows so much about it. Even if we wanted to, we couldn’t keep him from finding out about his cancer. He didn’t ask us any questions when he did, though. He just said that he will be fine with treatment, and we pray every day that his strength pulls him through.” – Dinesh, father
His father, a priest, has exhausted all his resourcesDinesh has already spent a large amount on his son’s treatment the first time. A priest in Ludhiana, Punjab, he now has nothing left to afford his son’s bone marrow transplant – the only way for him to fight blood cancer. Having borrowed from friends, family and taken many loans over the years, he now finds himself helpless.
Samarth and his older sister